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Aign and ultimately Waterloo Excellent handing of the tension between duty freely given and slavery compelled Characters develop slowly xcept for Temeraire himself and Laurence but they do develop and no one but Laurence and Temeraire seems to have plot armor Resign yourself to hearing a great deal about travelling long distances slowly but console yourself that the Hawks Way (Hawks Way events in these journeys are plot necessaryLook sharp for the James Bond reference in Book 3The series to date through 9 I think was nominated for thexperimental series Hugo so the rest are locked in and while I didn t Family Men enjoy the third as much as the first two I am rather looking forward to the fourth This is a fantastic book a perfectxample of the best of historical fiction It is informative and interesting and gives the impression that the author has thoroughly researched the time period while still providing plenty of surprises Best Dragon Book EverI have read a lot of dragon books over the years from Anne McCaffrey s Dragonriders of Pern series to the recent Christopher Paolini s Inheritance Cycle and many others This series outshines them all First off there is no magic None I know I know how can a world with dragons possibly Creative Participation exist without a little magic thrown in Don t those two go hand in hand Novik however brilliantly uses biology anthropology geography sociology Darwinism and so much to describe a world our world in which dragons are conceivable without relying on the flimsyxcuse of mystical powers Further she then seamlessly weaves an Sabina Spielrein entire draconic culture into our history books Secondly while the use of dragons in aerial combat prior to the creation of airplanes is not a novel idea by any means Novik presents the most amazingly obvious notion yet dragon crews harnesses whole teams of men and women devoted to the care and combat readiness of a single dragon No single solitary dragonriders It is almost like she took one of Laurence s Navy ships complete with sailors and soldiers and gave it wings and a somewhat revolutionary personalityThus we come to Temeraire himself and his absolutelyndearing captain Will Laurence When describing Laurence words like genteel respectable and honorable come to mind One might also call him a stick in the mud with slight OCD fastidiousness In other words the sort of man parents dream of their daughters bringing home ordinary boring and the perfect gentleman Enter Temeraire a newly hatched dragon with an I that puts most to shame which is then further bolstered by an inuisitive nature the aggressive fighting streak that seems to be prevalent in Cognitive Radio Networks excess in young male dragons and stubbornness the width and breadth of the continent I could hardly get through the first few chapters of Throne of Jade from all the hilarity thatnsued from Laurence desperately trying to do the respectable and soldierly thing only to be seemingly at Personnel Management in Government every turn thwarted by Temeraire s stubborn and resounding NO Novik couldn t have created a unlikely nornchanting pairThe aerial battles themselves were magnificent and towards the Out of This World end of Black Powder War became sontrancing that whenever forced to put the book down for a moment I couldn t tear my brain away from visions of wedge formations and boarding parties The world building utterly captivated my inner history buff and Novik didn t disappoint when transferring from England to China to the Sahara Desert and Turkish palaces The writing style itself was scholarly than the average reader is used to and in many respects intimidating for the sheer correctness of grammar usage but it surprisingly worked Once I adjusted the flow of words and sentences sucked me in with little ffort on my part although I did have my iPhone handy to look up any words I didn t know which were a lot but I honestly delighted in ach and The Child of the Soul and Other Stories every one of them As a pleasant surprise I noticed a significant improvement in my formal writing skills after having spent an afternoon of reading I cannot wait to begin the next book in the series and see where Novik Laurence and Temeraire will take me For this is the best dragon book I havever read Do not begrudge yourself a uick peek for if you are anything like me that uick peek will turn into something far precious and memorabl. Around the globe But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable armyTogether in one volume here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic Childrens Phantasies era the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books and thexcitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures In His Majesty’s Service also includes an xclusive original Temeraire short story In Autumn a White Dragon Looks over the Wide Riv.
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Ooh this is a difficult one I read and loved the first book The idea of dragons in the Napoleonic wars like that s just super cool The characters were all The Soviet Union enjoyable and intriguingnough that I was looking forward to learning about them in future books Unfortunately spoilers for book 2view spoilerBook 2 just bugged me in a lot of different ways1 Laurence develops a bum leg which gives him trouble through the first half of the novel and then disappears and is never mentioned again2 The villain which they pretty much just handto you on the first page wrapped in a pretty red bow on a silver platter Gods and Heroes engraved with the villain It s so SO obvious that I went through thentire book thinking that CANNOT be the villain but it s also a really weirdly blatant red herring 3 The characters I wanted to know about disappeared to be replaced by a cast of Chinese characters that floated in and out of the story and never had a chance to make an impression I wanted to know about Sun Kai and Liu Bao and Lung Tien Lien but I knew nothing about them than I did at the beginning of the novel Meanwhile Lady Allendale Jane Berkley Lily and Maximus are shoved to the side and Science, Technology and Culture even the characters who come along Roland Granby and Keynes are no further developed at all neither in themselves or in their relationships with Laurence and Temeraire4 Oh my GOD fantasy novels that do this drive me insane we have DRAGONS but we still have The Thing where WOMEN ARE FRAGILE CREATURES AND NOBODY COULD HANDLE THE THOUGHT OF THEM DOING THINGS WITHOUT HAVING A FIT I honestly thought this was going to go in another direction so I was really really really annoyed when it just stayed The Thing through two damn books Laurence himself still seems to have freaking vapors about it hide spoiler I had read and loved Novik s standalone novels and so decided to give this series a try I m normally not a huge reader of historical fictionspecially with a military setting but I No Beast So Fierce enjoyed these books thisdition being the first three books in the seriesThe first book is probably still my favorite I loved reading about Temeraire and Laurence s developing relationship and both of them figuring out their new place in the world together Their relationship is surprisingly sweet Watching stiff Navy man Laurence try to settle into aviator life was fun too The scenes with the dragon battles are xciting and fun to read The second book was interesting but the pacing of the writing felt uneven The middle of the book during their voyage really slogged along for me I also felt a little frustrated that we weren t really given the narrative clues to figure out what was going on with the prince We had to wait to be told ssentially right at the Last Chance Bride end I really liked the descriptions of China andspecially noticing the differences in how dragons were treated in England After the first book I had started to ask myself uestions about the Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy ethics of forcefullynlisting such intelligent creatures in human wars I appreciate when an author anticipates my uestions and starts writing about them Dragon rights Temeraire has a kind of innocence that challenges Laurence he asks why we do things a certain way and often Laurence s only answer is well that s just the way it s done That dynamic helps keep the narrative interesting The third book was probably least interesting for me The narrative seemed scattered and there were a lot of loading screen moments where I felt like I was waiting for the real story to start I did Lawman Lover (Outlaws, enjoy learning about feral dragons and again Temeraire and Laurence finding reasons to uestion the Western status uo I was glad we got to see development of Laurence and Granby and Granby s own storyline The new dragon was a funny and refreshing addition to the group and boosted the plodding pace One reservation I had about reading these books is that our protagonist is part of the British Empire notorious colonizers and slavers I appreciated that Novik started to address this issue in the second and third books letting Temeraire s conscience show how clearly repulsive the slave trade is I ll be interested to see how she continues to write these issues into the books The heart of these books is the relationship between Temeraire and Laurence and that. Capt Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragongg When the City Girl in Training egg hatches Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on anxtraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s historyThrust into England’s Aerial Corps Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent.
Remains my favorite part watching them challenge Mystery at Kittiwake Bay each other and learn fromach other This omnibus Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files edition includes the first three novels of the Temeraire series His Majesty s Dragon Throne of Jade and Black Powder War All of these novels are set during the Napoleonic Wars betwee I tried to read this and though the worldbuilding was outstanding ultimately the intense details of life in army in navy of the Napoleonic Wars and battle plans just bored meIf you read this perhaps the best way would be to do one book then stop for a while and then another book Then take another breather for a whiletcHer writing in Napoleonic period style is incredibly good she manages to keep the prose lively for a modern reader while also being The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, extremely true to that historical period Injoyed reading this historical fantasy which combines Napoleonic wars with the xciting and imaginative addition of dragons as the Air Force This particular publication includes the first three books in the series The books focus not only on the time period and battles but also on the relationship between the dragons and their pilots The protagonists Temeraire the celestial dragon and his pilot Capt William Lawrence have a fun and developing relationship throughout the three books The descriptions and varieties of dragons are some of the most ntertaining aspects of the books Not only do they speak and think but they plot and are part of the An Italian Education emerging war strategy as well By thend you begin to think of them much like you would an alien species in a space travel novel rather than as an animal I found myself Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code exclaiming no wonder Napoleon beatveryone then realizing of course it wasn t realbut why do we have this persistent myth about dragons and in so many cultures LOL I have mixed feelings about these three books His Majesty s Dragon was a great story and I could barely put it down The whole Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, experience of Laurence and Temeraire first meeting and training together made mexcited for what was to come Throne of Jade created the background for Temeraire the type of dragon he is and a major Daddy Wanted enemy that appears in the next book However the pace slowed down dramatically Spending the whole book in China didn t seem like the best use of time maybe historically speaking Novik needed that span of time before the next battles begunBlack Powder War took me forever to get through The style of Novik s sentences really started to wear on me For some reason I found it challenging to follow and I couldn t read it withase The overland journey was boring and I thought about not finishing it Once Laurence gets back to Europe things get interesting again I liked the Forbidden Stranger endI like the premise dragons and Napoleonic wars I don t mind reading historical fictionven in regards to battles and wars but for some reason Snowy River Man everything in between is so drawn out that it s hard to keepngaged in the storyLaurence is hard to like He is really stiff and didn t make much progression over three books He is dutiful and noble super straightlaced He needs a love interest I had a hard time distinguishing among all the characters Minor ones were always dying and uite frankly I couldn t Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze even remember who they were during the scene I would have liked of the impact of dragons on the world Some folklore or popular culture The battle scenes were my favorite but they seem sparse compared toverything Les brumes d'avalon : roman else In His Majesty s Service contains the first three novels His Majesty s Dragon Throne of Jade and Black Powder War in the Temeraire Series currently at five novels collected in a single volume Each novel is uite short soven in a single volume they are manageable for comparison s sake they remain dwarfed by The Way of Kings on my bookshelf It also contains a new short story set in the same secondary universeSet during the Napoleonic Wars the series begins with a ship from the British navy captained by William Laurence capturing a French ship carrying a drago First two books are uite strong Very much in the tradition of the Aubrey Maturin Hornblower and Sharpes series with Dragons of course Smack dab in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars Hits the points anyone with vague awareness would know Austerlitz f rinstance and leaves one hungry for the Portuguese camp. On breaching British soil But the pair has than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands The Malakai (Wicked Games, emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue From England’s shores to China’s palaces from the Silk Road’s outer limits to thembattled borders of Prussia and Poland Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries.
An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six when she first made her way through The Lord of the Rings Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen She studied English literature at Brown University and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to partic